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A T THE HEART OF THE MAJESTIC state of Maine, The Maine Highlands features a collection of gems—Maine’s highest peak, Katahdin; longest river, the Penobscot; largest lake, Moosehead; and only National Monument, Katahdin Woods and Waters. I n The Maine Highlands you will find hundreds of thousands of acres of underdeveloped frontier land. There are countless mountain peaks; more than 200 waterfalls; and thousands of miles of trails to explore on foot, bicycle, skis, snowmobile, or ATV. With forests ripe for wildlife watching; numerous lakes, rivers, and streams to paddle and fish; you’ll find endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. The Maine Highlands’ rich natural landscape is also dotted with vibrant small towns and home to Maine’s third-largest urban center, Bangor. Concerts, museums, galleries, local food, and craft beer abound. Annual festivals and fairs celebrate everything from town histories to whoopie pies, seaplanes to ice fishing. From rare moments of reflection and connection with a wild landscape, to a stroll through vibrant small towns or a night out in Bangor, The Maine Highlands is a place that invites you to slow down, unplug, and leave the beaten path. JOIN US—YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER. 4 | THE MAINE HIGHLANDS.COM